There are times that simplicity is useful. Consider these facts.
· There is an affordable housing crisis.
· HUD Secretary Ben Carson and thousands of others say that local zoning and placement (barrier) issues are harming the nation.
· Conventional builders (National Association of Home Builders, factory builders, others) say that zoning, regulatory, and placement issues are harming the nation and affordable housing.
· But the simple application of two words that are already law could solve much of this almost immediately.
What are those two almost magical words?
Under the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000, there is a provision that ‘enhanced’ federal preemption. That provision has been used on occasion, but not routinely.
If HUD Secretary Ben Carson ordered the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) to fully implement enhanced preemption on HUD Code manufactured housing, local barriers that so complicate the issue of manufactured housing could melt away.
The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is already behind this concept.
The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) was part of the coalition that made enhanced preemption part of federal law.
There are state association executives that already know about this provision of the current manufactured housing law, believe in it, and want to put that provision to work.
There are HUD Code producers that of course know about enhanced preemption.
Implementing those Two Words = Enhanced Preemption = under the MHIA of 2000 could change the fortunes of potentially millions of Americans over time. It would boom the production side of the industry. Others could enter the industry and tap into the millions of affordable housing opportunities that those two words would unlock.
To learn more, see the reports linked above and below. More on this simple yet-profound topic tomorrow and in the days ahead. No politics, just 311 words that boil down to two words. Enhanced preemption. “We Provide, You Decide” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary)
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.
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“We as a Nation Can Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis,” Says Secretary Ben Carson, Spotlighting Manufactured Homes, Other Emerging Housing Technologies – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
” Let’s make sure people understand what’s available,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson about affordable housing, as he spotlighted manufactured homes as a key part of the Innovations in Housing display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. ” You can get one of these manufactured houses, for instance, for 30 percent less, and they are very, very resilient.